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on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable. that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday, and civil rights marches were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the timeshat tested the courage of our convictions, and the strength of our union. despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation. as one people. again we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. one year ago, i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so, we acted. immediately and aggressively. and when year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. 1 in 10 americans still cannot find wo
>>> making news in america ts morning. >> war on terror. the threat intensifies in yemen, and starting today, extensive new security measures at foreign airports. >>> deep freeze, an unusually cold start to january, blanketing football fields and chilling florida's grove. >>> and the world's tallest tower opens today, monday, january 4th, 2010. >>> and good morning, thanks for joining us for the first time in 2010. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm linsey davis in nor vinita nair. right now, president obama is on his way back to washington for a full agenda to begin his post-holiday week. >> topping it is terrorism, and we have several reports this morning, sonia gallego in london, but viviana hurtado with new security rules. >> designed to focus on those who pose the largest threat. >> reporter: at another sign at the nation's airports, travelers were delayed sunday evening for at least two hours at the airport after a man walked the wrong way in a security exit. >> the public just has no confidence anymore in the ability of government to provide a safe environment which av
street journal report," the state of america's waistline and how it weighs down our economy. >> america has gained more weight than any other country in the world, and we estimate it will cost $1 trillion. >> my exclusive and wide ranging conversation with philanthropist michael milken. and advice for paying down debt and what you need to know about the upcoming changes to credit card laws. it's important consumer news and as we take a break, take a look at how the stock market ended the week. >>> michael milken is a legendary financier who began his career on wall street in the 1970s. now the chairman of the milken institute, i spoke with michael milken recently in a rare interview. we talked about health care, the credit marketses and the state of the u.s. economy. >> i want to ask you first, broadly speaking what your thoughts are on the economy. you speak to a lot of business people at milken institute. what are you hearing in terms of the economic recovery today? >> i think it's slow. job creation is small in business, it always is and they are hesitant right now to invest and to h
, new direction or america risked failure in the war. every in the morning, he heads out to the battle field. he has another way. maps that shows the dangerous turn the war has taken. 2005, the yellow shows pockets of violence. and 2007, most of the country. antwooichb, more than 2,000 afghans killed or wounded. and now the surge with the pressure on general stanley mcchrystal to turn it around immediately. have you done it? have you turned the tide? >> i believe we have done it now. we are ra changed the way we operate and we are on the way to convince the afghan people we are here to protect them. >> 942 beths in afghanistan. 1,000 injuries here. general mccalfry has said that he foresees 400 to 500 casualties per month in the next few month. do americans have to brace themselves for 300 to 0 casualties a month in the months to come? >> i think americans need to understood this will be difficult. i won't predict casualty numbers. but i think it will be a difficult struggle in the months ahead. >> are those unimaginable numbers? >> i don't believe. it's a cost to the families and the
>>> on "america this morning," breaking news, the catastrophic earthquake in haiti, leveled buildings in port-au-prince, and fears what could be an astronomical death troll toll subpoena search and rescue teams do anything to help. >>> full coverage of the disaster. and frustrations in sending in help. >> it's wednesday, january 13th, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us on this special edition of "america this morning." i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin with the still breaking news. the worth earthquake to hit haiti in two centuries. surveillance video taken in the dominican republic not far from the epicenter, show the frigeninscene as people run for cover. and new pictures from "the new york times," set the scene in haiti, as thousands are feared dead and hundreds could be trapped. >> hundreds of buildings are either damaged or destraited. communications in and out of haiti are virtually cut off. and it could be some time before aid arrives because the airport is now closed. the cost guard has ships and plane
>>> on >>> on "america this morning" a developing story -- >> airline crash. a jet lands in the sea moment tos after taking off. >>> zeroing in on angry voters. >>> and colts versus saints. all the excitement in this year's super bowl matchup. >> it's monday, january 25, 2010. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng, in for jeremy hubbard. a plane crashed immediately aftertakeoff. >> 90 people were on bard. >> reporter: recovery efforts are led by a u.n. ship. so far, 18 bodies have been discovered. the airline says there is though word on survivors. in the early hours of the morning, lebanese military forces battled rough seas lookg for plane crash victims. 83 passengers and 7 crew were on board the plane. there were two british and one canadian national on board. the wife of the french ambassador to lebanon was also on that flight. the plane took off in heavy storms. it was headed to the ethiopian capital. the plane ds appeared from the radar. witnesses reported a huge fireball as the plane fell from the sky. the crash site is about two m
>>> making news in america this morning. >> epic upset. a republican comes from nowhere to win in liberal massachusetts. a stunning rebuke for the president after just one year in office. >> danger zone. how the gunman suspected in eight shooting deaths in virginia tried to fight back during a manhunt. >>> haiti's overwhelming struggling, feed the hungry and feed the survivors after the earthquake. >> it's january 20th, 2010. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat ma
>>> the earthquake in haiti tops "america this morning." >> signs of life. as weary rescuers free earthquake survivors from mountains of rubble in haiti. >> among relief workers trying to help the sick and deal with the astronomical number of dead. >>> and donors beware. the fbi's warning about scammers posing as charities. >> it's friday, january 15th, 2010. >>> good morning. i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. after two days of misery, a rare cost of hope. rescue teams finally reached an american aid worker. >> she was pulled from the wreckage after two days trapped, along with some other americans. >>> some of the best search and rescue teams are in haiti this morning, looking for survivors. hope is fading to find victims alive. but if anyone can do it, these teams can. >> dan harris spent the day in port-au-prince, watching them pursue small miracles. >> reporter: a french search and rescue team, brought this morn from the rubble at the hotel montana, where she spent the last two days trapped, along with as many as four to six americans. she was chipp
a phenomenon on the internet. >>> good morning, america. kate snow here. we're happy to have josh elliott espn aker anchor, back with us for a second day here this morning. >> great to be back. good to be here on this sunday, january 10th. >> a lot of people wondering where bill weir is. he's been embedded with the u.s. military in afghanista diane sawyer is also there on the ground. their reports begin tomorrow night on a special edition of "world news." >> lots of news to get to this morning. >>> major earthquake struck late yesterday off the coast of california. leaving people rattled, windows broken, and power out. more on that in a moment. >>> and how did florida farmers fare overnight? we spent the night in the fields with that farmer that we introduced you to yesterday. we're going to boeing bring that story to you. >> we promised we would see how he did. >>> and a new development in the missing utah mom. her husband has packed up, he's ready to leave town. why is he relocating? why are the police letting him go? we'll talk to the missing woman's best friend, who spent a good deal of ti
to be a minority in america. >> that was a real ignorant comment for him to make, and now he is apologizing to not only obama but to the whole black community. ex-president has accepted the apology over what reid has called a poor choice of words -- the president has accepted the apology. >> there is a real double standard here. whendemocrats et caught saying racist things, an apology is enough. >> he was not saying that i would not support barack obama if he was dark skin. he was saying america would not support barack obama if he were dark skins. >> we have a black president, and that is something we all have to deal with. >> he has also apologized to african-american and civil rights groups. he faces a very tough reelection battle against at least two opponents. he has said he does not intend to resign. >> the republican party's national chairman says he has had no thought of resigning, despite criticism of his performance. he has faced controversy about his reason remarks. he accuses of republican leaders of abandoning conservative principles. he says the party leaders are unhappy with
>>> on "america this morning," breaking news. >>> firefight in kabul, deadly violence involving the taliban and afghan troops. >>> drama in haiti. more survivors pulled from the earthquake debris. who rescued them. >>> and the dollars to earthquake reliever. >> it's monday, january 18th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin with breaking news in afghanistan where the taliban has launched a major attack in the heart of kabul. >> gun battles erupt between security forces this morning. lama hasan has this report from kabul. >> reporter: good morning, eric and vinita. it was a well-coordinated and brazen attack in kabul. the taliban has sent some 20 fighters to target the ministry of finance and justice as well as the serena hotel. the serena hotel is popular among foreigners, some of the visiting politicians also tend to stay there. now, small gunfire erupted and at least four explosions. in fact, you can see over my shoulder a pume of smoke. now, this comes at a critical point. u.s. spec
>>> >>> coming on "america this morning." >> as we get a new look at the unimaginable power of last week's earthquake. >>> then, buried and alive. how could anyone svive a week understand the rubble. victims and others make it longer. >>> and a vote. a crucial test for the president after one year in office. >> it's tuesday, january 19th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. it is one week now since the earthquake hit haiti and we're getting a new glimpse of how violent it was. >> these pictures were taken by an ohio man on a church mission who happened to be videotaping when the ground started to shake. the girls got out safely. >>> and a new satelle image taken by nasa was taken three days after the quake hit. the destruction across the city could be seen in this aerial view. nasa said they could use the before and after pictures to help locate victims. >>> international teams worked through the night, continuing the rescue work as relief supplies trickle in. >> the number of dead in haiti could
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> senator-elect. mr. brown goes to washington. as both parties look for lessons from his stunning victory. >>> then, stay the course. the president says he got the message delivered by voters in massachusetts. but it won't change his agenda. it's an abc news exclusive. >>> and no relief. more punishing weather pounds california. and this morning could bring the worst yet. >> it's thursday, january 21st, 2010. >>> good morning. i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >> and i'm vinita nair. the new senator from massachusetts begins making his rounds on capitol hill today. >> both sides of the aisle are trying to figure out what scott brown's stunning victory means for them. viviana hurtado has the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning. one of the big questions being asked today after the brown win, which party can gain momentum for the races scheduled later this year? and for the legislative agenda? the winds of political change that swept scott brown to victory in massachusetts, are already shaking up the washington a
afghanistan, where in a momeabout, we're going to bring you the war you do not see. america's 21st century war. but there is breaking news back home tonight, so let's go straight to new york where george stephanopoulos is standing by. >> there's been a huge earthquake, magnitude 7.0 off the coast of haiti. early reports of extensive damage are coming from the capital, port-au-prince, 700 miles from miami. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine a country less able to cope with a devastating earthquake. the 7.0 quake hit this afternoon about ten miles west of haiti's capital city. according to a photographer on the ground, at least one hospital has collapsed and people are screaming for help. we reached 15-year-old valerie by phone. >> there's a lot of people in the street everywhere, some of wounded. badly wounded. >> reporter: haiti can barely take care of its people under normal circumstances. i was there not long ago and saw how underdeveloped it is with poorly constructed buildings that make people particularly vulnerable to a massive quake. >> i am concerned. we're l
. it was that america was ready to elect a light skinned african- americans with no negro dialect. he apologized, and the president accepted. there are many quotes and the book. president obama reportedly asked how many times biden would say something stupid. and what did bill clinton think about canada it obama? reportedly, he told senator ted kennedy in private that a few years ago, this guy would have been getting his coffee. they told staffers to be ready for a serious extramarital affair by her husband, concerning hillary clinton. john mccain's staff was also worried. the book says they wanted palin to call him "joe" because they kept calling him "obiden." and joining us now to talk about the fallout on the comments made by harry reid, john harris. let's talk about harry reid. any long-term fallout from this? >> they are trying to push through a reform package. a big distraction. what is more, the fact that they owned up to this. everything else is an unflattering portrayal. they're saying the book has no credibility. it must have some credibility to have harry reid do this. >> congress not
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, the specialists in search and rescue is urgent and overwhelming. >> reporter: in latin america, venezuela and cuba have pledged their support financially. and with medical assistance. brazil is sending in aircraft with 13 tons of supplies. they had around 1,300 soldiers stationed in haiti, under the u.n.'s peacekeeping mission there. hundreds of thousands of haitians left homeless by the quake have been spending the night outside. and the aid agency, doctors without borders, whose hospitals are far too damaged to use, is seeing a massive influx of the injured at their makeshift clinics as the search for survivors continues. eric? vinita? >> sonia gallego, thanks. >>> the airport at port-au-prince, the main escape route has been crippled. dan harris is on the ground in the capital, where he got a first-hand look at the devastation. >> reporter: we scrambled to get on to a flight into the quake zone. we touched down to find an airport in disarray. the air traffic control tower was taken out in the earthquake. so, all the aid flights had to hand, using instinct and eyesight. hundreds of foreigners, i
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> high anxiety. tension in the skies as to two planes are turned back. >>> and one what official calls a shock. the series of missed clues on christmas day. >>> arctic grip across much of the nation. draining city budgets. and it's still days from ending. >>> and accidental pitchman. white house outrage over a presidential pic used front and center in times square. >> it's thsday, january 7th, 2010. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. the christmas day bam plot has sparked a major crackdown in the air and on the ground. and plenty of chaos. >> the last 24 hours alone, f-15 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a hawaii-bound flight back to portland, oregon, after a passenger made threatening remarks and refused to store his carry-on bags. >>> then, last night in miami, a northwest plane headed for detroit, returned to the gate. a passenger was removed, accused of making inappropriate remarks and acting rudely. >>> and the white house releases a shocking report on that failed bomb plot. viviana hurtado joins us with more. >> reporter
> making >>> making news in america this morning. >>> toyota's troubles reach a global scale, now new pressure on the automaker to fix problems and address frustrated customers. >>> and tough questions about the iraq war aimed at britain's former prime minister, today's testimony and potential impact on the u.s. >>> and storm warnings posted in 17 states as agony turns into snowstorms. >> it's friday, january 29th, 2010. >>> good morning. happy friday to you. toyota's historic recall is now a global problem. the automaker is losing millions of dollars and market share and it's longtime reputation for quality. >> now japanese leaders are demanding action. viviana hurtado joins us from washington. >>> the japanese trade minister called the scale of the recall huge and it's expected to grow. as it grows, japan called on the world's largest auto make tore regain the confidence. amid reports that toyota had received complaints of runaway cars for years. the indiana pedal supplier said toyota told it this part was not responsible for any of the serious accidents or deaths linked to runa
>>> making news in america this rning -- president obama comes out swinging after a tough first year in office. will his first state of the union begin to get things back on track? and what did the supreme court justice mouth to the president? >>> an amazing rescue in haiti. pulled alive from the rubble, over two weeks after the quake. >>> and the i-pad, unveiled. is the invention steve jobs calls his greatest yet, worth the hype? it's thursday, january 28th, 2010. >>> foom. thanks for joining us on this thursday. acknowledging a challenging first year, a resolute president obama is insisting his basic agenda of change is sound. health care, anti-terror, education and the economy are still on the front burner. but creating jobs is now the primary focus. >> this morning, republicans are asking, is the president simply trying to do too much? viviana hurtado joins us now from washington with all the details. good morning, viviana. >> reporte good morning, vinita, jeremy. the president has seen skepticism with his plans soar. so, he went back to a familiar theme, change and hope. >>
>>> making >>> making news in america this morning. the explosive new political book that shines new light into the darkest corners of the 2008 presidential campaign. it's hard to tell who is on whose team. >>> and deep freeze has farmers in the deep south worried about their crops you could may the price for it. >>> and offensive outburst. packers and cardinals. monday july 11th, 2010. >>> good morning, i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. well, a new book is changing the game in washington as this week begins. >> instead of talking about terrorism or health care, political circles are buzzing about a number of bombshells from the 2008 presidential campaign. >> reporter: the most shocking revelation in game change is forcing harry reid to play damage control. reid was quoted as saying america was ready to, quote, have a light-skinned african. reid apologized over the weekend, and president obama accepted. >> there is the standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it co
day. a tip to "america's most wanted" helped crack the case. >>> and shark tale. the story is not just scaring swimmers. it's sparking a movement to save the beasts in the deep. dan harris jumps in the tank. ♪ please don't let me be misunderstood ♪ >>> good morning, america. kate snow here. welcoming dan harris here once again. bill is on assignment. >> you made me jump in a shark tank. >> the newbies have to jump in the tank. >> it's sunday, january 3, 2010. >> this morning, we're taking a hard look at the country of yemen. yemen is promising to crack down on al qaeda and the u.s. is promising to send more aid to help them in their efforts. >> we'll talk about why a lot of people see this country as a true hornets' nest. >>> meanwhile, here at home, people are very tense about the economy. pick up the paper, it's hard to figure out whether to expect things to get better or worse in the new year. will there be more jobs? will the housing market get better? some clear answers to the best of our ability coming up. >>> high-tech, cool gadgets on the way. we have got a first look at le
the saints go marching in ♪ >>> good morning, america. >> good morning, it's sunday, january 31st. a ton of confusion. very confusing story out of haiti. the u.s. military said they stopped air lifting wounded earthquake victims. the military is pointing us to the white house. they're saying there's though stop. florida is saying we'll take the victims. we're going to try to get to the bottom of it. >>> a new fire storm brewing over the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. president obama says he wants it repealed. there's a key senate hearing on it this week. with strong opinions on both sides, we're going talk to a retired officer that says repealing this is a bad idea. >>> a fascinating new link between drug addicts and people that overeat. we're talking about cutting edge brain imaging. >> all of that coming up. >>> we do begin in haiti this morning. medical evacuation flights have been stopped. time is ticking away for many wounded earthquake victims. there's a loft confusion. david wright is there this morning with the latest. >> reporter: a lot of confusion over who may have
>>> making news in america this morning -- president obama's push to help the middle class. plans to cut taxes and generate jobs,out lined in our exclusive interview. >>> then, how to help the haitians, struggling two weeks after the earthquake. the toughest lesson in crisis management. >>> and severe storms. from serious winds in the east, to whiteout conditions in the midwest, and coastal damage in the west. it's tuesday, january 26th, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. president obama is facing his toughest test yet. he delivers his state of the union address tomorrow. and he's expected to shift his political focus to jobs and the economy. viviana hurtado has the details from washington. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. the economy is weak. health care reform legislation is stalled. but in the state of the union address, the president is expected to focus on moving forward. for a nation demanding more be done about jobs, president obama said, his state of the union address will focus on ways to put people ba
>>> making news in america this morning. >> driving distracted. aggressive program to be launched today is aimed at people talking and texting behind the wheel. >> inside afghanistan. new insight into the hopes and fears of everyday people there and if american troops are really making a difference. >> and emotional admission. home run king mark mcgwe's confession and its impact on pro baseball. >>> it's tuesday, january 12th, 2010. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard this morning. a new highway safety group launches today to combat the dangerous epidemic of distracted driving. >> the group hopes to do for driving while texting or talking on a cell phone what madd did for drunk driving. >> this message is supposed to be specifically for teenagers, but it's really important for anyone who gets behind the wheel. some things don't mix. drinking and driving, calling and driving or texting and driving, especially when teens are behind the wheel. >> it is time to help all of our children to make better choices base
" with diane sawyer and on "good morning america." >>> england is increasing airport security after that christmas bombing attempt. full body scanners will be installed at heathrow airport, the busiest in europe. the netherlands and nigeria both key stops for the bombing suspect, have said they will use the scanners on passengers heading to america. and tonight, the u.s. government is acting, as well, issuing new security rules for all airlines that fly into this country. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: dan, the new rules, according to the transportation security administration will stay in place for the foreseeable future and will be fe by most passengers coming into the u.s. from abroad. >> reporter: immediately after the christmas day bomb attempt, the government ordered patdowns and extra luggage checks for all travelers on international flights to the u.s. the new measures try to narrow that down to those who may pose the biggest passengers from passports from or traveled through countries that sponsor terrorism or suspect nations will be subject to extra screening. many other
along on patrol for a firsthand look. >> reporter: like the rest of america, they'd rather be wahing football. but on this night, the men of 212 charlie company leave their mess hall big screen and suit up for a moonlight mission. they'll chopper into the hills above their outpost and hike down at dawn, hunting hidden weapons and enemy fighters. >> oh, yeah. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: waiting for their bird, the landing zone budges with humor -- >> we'll push down to the spur. >> reporter: last-minute instruction -- >> take the south side. >> reporter: and kevin, the post mascot. >> he should be ab to see you. >> reporter: the short flight drops in behind a hostile village where the company creeps into position. and then hunkers down to wait, ignoring a sky brimming with stars to study the shadows. dawn, and then a sweat breaks, as they drop into the jaw. working across boulders the size of houses, bushes bristling with thorns, just enough running water to make every step interesting. they begin searching the countless hiding spots up here. so this is it under here? >> yeah, right there
>>> good morning, america. on this wednesday, january 13th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. breaking news this morning, a major earthquake devastates the impoverished nation of haiti. thousands are feared dead. others are trapped in the rubble. it's the worst earthquake to hit the region in two centuries. >> 3 million people affected. homes, hospitals. and even the presidential palace crumble in the face of the 7.0 quake. details still sketchy at this hour. we're live in the region. >>> also this morning, the nation's top bankers set to be grilled in congress. could any of them actually face criminal charges? >>> and conan o'brien says thanks, but no thanks. breaking down in tears in front of his staff. he tells them, if nbc moves the time of his show, he's gone. >>> good morning, everyone. our top story this morning, of course, still developing, as america and the world scramble to help haiti after that massive earthquake. one aid official says it is total disaster and chaos. the quake was centered about ten miles from the crowded capital city of port-au-pri
with me >>> good morning, america. >> good morning, it's sunday, january 24th. you might say that president obama is getting the old gang back together. really a rough week this week. the president calling on the man who helped get him elected in the first place to help them fight off republican challenges in the midterm election. this, after a candidate came pretty much out of nowhere and won former senator ted kennedy's seat. and throw the health care reform in to turmoil. >>> policy in afghanistan. we've heard a lot about it. here's what it looks like on the ground inside a fire fight. we'll spend a day with the 212 infantry. this is not even the most difficult mission they have every day. >> in the middle of a firefight. before the massive earthquake in haiti, there were thousands of orphans there. now there are more. now, what u can do if you're thinking, i want to adopt a child. >> first, ron claiborne starts us off with the news. >> good morning. >>> we begin with the new tape from osama bin lade al jazeera aired a new audio tape in which they say is osama bin laden. h
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 11th, i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, political bombshell. will the senate's top democrat resign after controversial comments about barack obama's skin color. republicans say he's being saved by the double standard. >>> frozen florida. more record-breaking temperatures across the south. to say the least, it was a chilly weekend for many. >>> gate crasher. it's third party crasher. did this man sneak in, too? he tells this story live. >>> the search for baby gabriel. the mother of the 8-month-old now charged with kidnapping and child abuse. still, no sign of her precious little boy. >>> and it's official. nbc pulls the plug on jay leno in prime time. the big question, is it quitting time for conan? >>> and we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. no doubt, had you to bundle up. we'll talk about that coming up. but so much to get to, including news this monk about the book sending shock waves through washington. >> and it's not just the revelations about the democratic leader harry reid. there
'll introduce you to the marching band that broke the mold. >>> good morning, america. bill weir off this morning. happy to have dan harris here for the first weekend of the new year. >> happy to be here. thank you. good morning. it is saturday, january 2nd, 2010 or 2010. >> i'm not sure what we're supposed to say -- i'm going with 2010. >> the fight already. >> the president preparing for a crucial meeting of his intelligence chiefs when he returns to washington this week. he had really hoped to start this year, 2010, focusing on health care and the economy but those issues now on the back burner. his weekly address this morning in that he provides a new tail about the plot to bomb flight 253 on christmas day. >> also we have a sports schedule to tell you about this morning that does not involve tiger woods. nba and washington, d.c. police are investigating a report that two members of the washington wizards basketball teadrew guns on one another in the team's locker room during an argument over gambling debts. why guns seem to become part of the culture for some professional athlet
>>> good morning, america, on this thursday, january 7th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. breaking news this morning. the president is set to release his findings today on the christmas day bombing attempt. his top security adviser says americans will be shocked by what they hear. as we learn this morning that federal agents knew that the bomber was on the plane. and they were set to meet him when he landed. >>> 180 million americans are in the cold. could you believe it's colder in texas than in antarctica? our sam champion is in the middle of the storm. >>> and where is baby gabriel. the search for this boy that's been missing for weeks. did his mother really give him to strangers? we'll speak with his father this morning. >>> and the billboard e white house wants taken down. why is this giant ad here in times square causing such is a stir? >>> it's great to be wh all of you this morning. welcome. as we said this afternoon, president obama will release that intelligence report, that says that u.s. officials actually knew that someone suspicious was on boa
on "good morning america." >>> and here's your wednesday weather. up to a foot of snow in the sierras, cascades and rocky mountains. rain from los angeles and san francisco to portland and seattle. the rest of the country is dry, with the exception of south texas where there will be rain from corpus christtoi brownsville. >> not as cold for most of the midwest with temperatures climbing into the 30s. 29 in boston. 35 in new york and 48 in atlanta. boise gets up to 44. and salt lake city 36. >>> and we'll have more news coming up. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your may title you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that mea
>>> making news in america this morning. >>> terror tactics. watch lists, database, intelligence sharing. is president obama about to change the way america fights terrorism? >>> security confusion. new u.s. directives to airports overseas leading to seven-hour delays in some cities and being ignored in others. >>> and another crasher at the state dinner. the seek service says a third n uninvited guest got in. now a new blame game at the white house. >>> it's tuesday, january 5th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm linsey davis in for vinita nair. today president obama huddles with his top counterterrorism advisers finding ways to clamp down further. >> expected to reveal new steps to strengthen the security system. viviana hurtado joins us from washington with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and linsey. it focuses on two questions, what went wrong is one. the cia, the national security agency, and the state department, this is a partial list of the agencies the president is demanding give him
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> stop selling toyotas. the defect was so serious, the world's number one automaker takes drastic action. >>> and moving ahead. the president's goal for tonight's state of the union address, after a rocky first year in office. >>> and our investigation into dairies could change the way you think about your next glass of milk. >> it's january, 27th, 2010. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us on this wednesday. the world's top automaker is taking drastic action this morning, due to a major safety problem. >> toyota is going to temporarily stop selling and making eight models of cars and trucks recalled last week. the cars, built in north america, could suddenly accelerate and cause accidents. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: toyota ordered its dealers to stop selling eight of its most popular models. toyota is also haumting the assembly lines that make the vehicles in indiana, kentucky, texas, canada, starting feuary 1st. >> cheshould have done this weeks ago. >> reporter: all of this because of problems with the gas pedal. drivers
hasselhoff is leaving "america's got talent." the hoff is gone and i'm hearing howie mandel or mar write murphy may be the new judge. >> "american idol" starts next week and believe this, ellen and simon, oh, they're ready. "idol's" newest judge laying down the law. in the new e cover story, ellen says, if simon goes, i go. >> relax, ellen's just joking this is simon's last season. nobody's saying anything about "idol's" future. >> i like chicago. i like the contest about thes there. that was my -- contestants there. >> ellen says she's going to be compassionate but honest. >> i hope to bring humor and em pathy and support. >> ♪ >> if they suck, i'll tell them that, you know -- in a nice way. >> these are -- season nine starts january 12 on fox. >> what's up, a.j.? >> hey, mario, i met with the new bachelor, jake this week, and he was off to l.a. where he took teri inside his bachelor pad. >> somebody call the police because it looked like someone stole the bachelor's shirt. >> splash around. >> only "extra's" got jake's raw footage for his "intouch" photo spread. >> our teri seymour w
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with those explosives. and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president said even before the christmas day indent, his administration has been pursuing this group along with the wider al qaeda network. >> this was a failure and a breakdown from beginning to end. >> reporter: republicans are critical of the vacationing president and his homeland security chief with some even calling for her to resigned. >> she said that the system worked last week. that shows that she's out of touch. i don't think that she's competent to run that agency. >> reporter: but today the president urged unity. but unity may be hard to find back in washington. the president is heading home a day early. his administration will face tough questions from lawmakers who are conducting an investigation of their own. and white house aides said that the president is heading home early because he has a lot on his plate and wants to get straight back to work. first up on his agenda, a meeting with the heads of all of the relevant agencies to figure out what went wrong. >> john? >> thanks ve
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on the at-home meth labs wreaking havoc across america, and one false move could be deadly. >>> plus, kiss and tell. the hair, the makeup. gene simmons' tongue. we go on the town with kiss to see how this decades-old rock and roll machine has become a gold mine. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, this is "nightline," january 5th, 2010. >> good evening. president obama admitted today that the u.s. government had more than enough information to have prevented the failed christmas day bomber from even boarding an aircraft. he said the failure of allhe agencies to share information was not acceptable and that we have to do better. in addition to listing further steps for improving the safety of air travel, he also put a hold on returning guantanamo bay detainees to the country where the suspect received his training. our senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has spent the last four days in yemen, reporting from what may be the new front line in the war on terror. >> reporter: we landed in sana
>>> tgif. good morning, america, on this friday, january 8th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. in the news this morning, president obama faces the country after that christmas day terror plot. and he takes the blame. >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. >> with the suspect set to appear in court today for the first time, we'll ask rudy giuliani if the president is doing what he needs to do. >>> could the winter blast get any worse? from 52 below in the north. to snow in florida this weekend. sam's still in the middle of it all. >>> missed signals. we'll tell you how the snow is causing havoc with a new kind of traffic light now being used across the country. how it's putting drivers at risk. >>> and last laugh? nbc appears set to shuffle jay leno out of primetime and back to his old time. >> it's often my experience. nbc only cancels you when you're in first place. so, we're fine. >>> and good morning, everyone. we do have several, major stories we're following this morning. >> we do. president obama saying yesterday, very clearly, we're at war with the terror
is again. >> america responds to the disaster in haiti. >> the best result is that the chinese government l blinks. >> google delivers a message to chinese hackers. knock it off or we are out of here. ♪ ♪ >> there is so much to talk about this week. we will get to the bankers. a political sideshow in massachusetts has moved to center stage. at issue is who will fill out the remainder of ted kennedy's term in the senate. for a while, it looked like it would be martha coakley, a democrat, hands down. by friday, scott brown had a slight lead in one poll. by the weekend, both parties were pouring money into the bay state. >> scott brown has resources from extreme right-wing groups all of the country. they are putting money into this because they want to stop health care reform. they want to make sure that we go backwards on a woman's right to choose. >> i will need every penny to fight back against this. president clinton is coming in. it is me and my grass-roots team against a political machine that wantto make sure i do not get elected to the seat. >> the special election is to fill out t
campaign that america was ready to elect a light-skinned candidates with no need for a dialect unless he wanted one. -- no need for a dialogue. >> what it means to be a minority in america. >> that was an ignorant comment. apologizing to not only obama but the entire black community. >> he apologized to the president, and the president said he accepted that apology, but someone harry reid to step down the democrats are standing behind him -- but some want harry reid to step down. michael steele has faced criticism of his performance and controversy about his recent book. the book takes stock of the gop and accuses republican leaders of abandoning the conservative principles. they say if they are unhappy with him, they should ever fire him or stop. >>> carjackers struck many times since october. jay korff joins us live with many details. jay? >> well, this rash of carjackings has a lot of people in this neighborhood on the edge tonight, and we did speak with one victim, who said old- fashioned police work has her more at ease. victorious survived a horrifying scenario. from october to dec
>>> making news in america this morning. >> happy new year! millions of people around the world celebrate the start of a any decade. >>> chilling call, abc news has learned about the final call about the alleged underwear bomber and his father. why did the agency fail to connect the dots? >>> and going past midnight, giving college football fans hopes athey'll see today's big goal game >> it's friday, january 1st, 2010. >>> good morning, happy new year. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm todd connor sitting in for jeremy hubbard. millions of people turned out across the country to celebrate the new year and new decade. hundreds of thousands packed into times square to watch the ball drop. >> midtown manhattan may have been the safest place. it included patting down everyone enterinthat area. >> and the celebration continued across the country with the las vegas strip and the skylighting up at the space needle in seattle. >>> president obama will meet with officials to determine how a suspected terrorist got explosives into a detroit-bound plane. abc news has learned about another plot
>>> good morning, america, on this friday, january 1st. happy new year. this morning, it's official 2010 we look ahead to the economy to the president's second year in office. plus, where you can find jobs in 2010. and all the hot new trends, we'll tell what you everyone will be wearing, eating and even doing as we welcome in 2010. >>> good morning, america, i'm sam champion with kate snow and david muir. we hope you and your family had a happy and safe new year's eve. there's no doubt outside of those windows there was a few crazies. >> hundreds of thousands packing in times square to see the ball drop. here's a little trivia for you this morning. did you know at that first ball to drop 1904 had 100 light bulbs? >> really. >> just 100. this year, they tell us 32,000. >> it sounded like a lot. >>> okay. so it's 2010 now. what does this new year hold? this year, we get into all of it, starting with the economy. 2009 such a rough year for so many people. will 2010 be better? we have the dream team for that. >>> and a look at what to expect to politics ahead. and the war in afghanistan
, they may have been yemen airports but that was america at work. >> in nearly seven years the united states has been at warp in iraq, there's no al-qaeda influence in iraq or involvement in iraq. now we're at afghanistan where according to general jim jones and according to general david petraeus there are fewer than 100 al-qaeda agents in afghanistan. i mean, if it's a war against al-qaeda then it couldn't have been more misspent. our resources, our time, our sacrifices and our blood, than the war in iraq. >> for the record eight americans were killed at a c.i.a. base in afghanistan this week, suicide bombing. 24 people were killed in iraq in anbar province and the governor of the provinceas wounded this week, suicide bombing. u.n. is pulling its staff out of pakistan for security reasons. so now yemen which has an unemployment rate of 40% and is running out of oil and water, do we open up a third front in yemen? >> well, i'm like -- unlike a lot of americans, i've been in yemen, the capital of yemen. it's only nine years old as a republic. at the time i was there it was a divided country.
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin roberts. this morning, mudslide warnings. 15 inches of rain so far bring california to the edge. will these cliffs hold? sam is live in the thick of all that mud. >>> the war on wall street. president obama ready for a fight with the big banks, as he calls for limits on their size and risky bets. >>> john edwards shows up in haiti, after admitting he fathered a love child. we get new details from the man he allegedly tried to pay to cover it all up. an abc news exclusive. >>> plus, the teenager who said the supervisor wanted a lot more than coffee. and it's not just happening at starbucks. brian ross shows us the dangers behind the counter. >>> we remember we are the world. it's being remade. this time, to help the victims of the haiti earthquake. ♪ let's start giving >>> and a good friday morning to everyone. and as always, have so much to get to, including president obama throwing down the gauntlet to the big banks. calling on new limits on their size and power. the president says he never wants to see another i
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos and it is friday, january 29th. >> happy friday, everyone. i'm robin roberts. this morning, a nation on ice. 17 states under a winter storm watch or warning as a coating of ice shuts down airports, makes a slippery mess over a 2,000-mile. >>> and the white house blinks, starting to think outside of the 911 mastermind. >>> the coveup, john edwards' voice mail and how he planned to hide his mistress' pregnancy from his wife. >> so if i'm calling saying what happened, how did this lap, what's going on? >>> brand-new details from bob woodru woodruff's exclusive report. >>> and trash talk. challenging the president to a little two on two. scott brown's hoop dreams. >> really? really? >> all right. you heard it. >>> downtown scotty brown. >> he's not stopping it stopping the health care plan. >> no. that was his nickname in college. his daughter plays college ball at bc. we'll see. a lot of news to get to folks, including the big test for president obama's renewed call for bipartisanship. he's meeting with house republicans so we'
>>> good morning, america. on this wednesday, january 27th p i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. >>> this morning, hitting the brakes. toyota makes a shocking move. suspending all sales of its most popular vehicles after accelerator pedals keep sticking. it began with an abc news investigation. >>> plus, pot 'bama gets ready to deliver the state of the union, as he faces mounting criticism from both sides of the aisle. can tonight's speech turn things around? >>> the real deal on fake perfumes. who would wear antifreeze on their skin? it may be you. the surprising hazardous ingredients in some scents you think are again win. they may be counterfeit. >>> and the basketball shark. the coach that turned the play into the highlight of the week. >>> and we are so glad you could start your morning with us. and a lot to get to, as always. move by toyota.ing about this never been seen before. the world's largest automaker, halting sales of eight of its most popular calls just days after a recall. we'll look a the problem triggers such drastic action. brian ross has been a
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